True love does not come easily...
but with God
who is love
and loves you and me
the verses below;
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests
but each of you to the interests of the others.
That is why we labor and strive,
because we have put our hope in the living God,
who is the Savior of all people,
and especially of those who believe.
Oh, what reason to shine!
The best we have for rich or poor wherever life may lead
Is to offer the best we have to thought and word and deed
But thought and word and deed will not be what they ought to be
Until we entrust want and need to God’s authority
For want and need will always be part of this human race
Beneath God’s kind authority of love, mercy and grace
Where without faith in He whose love, mercy and grace sustain
The grounds of hope and joy and peace, our best will be in vain
Because no matter what we win it will not be enough
Until the best we have begins with God, for He is love
And love makes possible the best that we can ever be
By faith in He who grants through grace, love's kind humility
© Janet Martin
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap
and into many foolish and harmful desires t
hat plunge people into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith
and pierced themselves with many griefs.